Saturday, February 13, 2010

Embellishment sheet challenge

The PTI challenge for today was to make a sheet of embellishments for future use (or to give away) plus make a card using one of the embellishments.  The embellishments were made using one of the many flower die cuts from Sizzix on paper that was enhanced by Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The flowers were then layered on top of each other.  To make each layer curl upwards, press a small rounded object (like a pencil eraser) in the center of each flower.  Make sure the flower is on something that gives a little.

To attach your embellishemnts to the acetate sheet, you can pop dot the back of the flower (leave the protective layer on the side you are going to stick to the acetate sheet) and then add a little glue stick to adhere your embellishments to the sheet.  Then you can just peel them off as needed.

I used a basic piece of cardstock for the base of the card and then cut a strip of paper 2 1/2" wide by the length of the card and tore off both edges.  Add a smaller strip down the center of the torn strip.  To make the band that goes around the card, cut a strip 8 1/2"x 3/4".  Mark the center of the strip.  Line that mark up with the approximate center of the card and temporarily hold it in place.  Fold both open ends toward the front of the card until they meet in the middle.  Press to crease and then apply adhesive where they meet.  Don't make the strip too tight because you want it to be able to slide on and off your card.  Place your newly created embellishment in the center of the strip, where the two seams meet to cover up the seam.

This is a really great idea and another great way to use up your smaller scraps of paper.


Lisa said...

This shimmery red is beautiful!

Donna said...

Love the idea, have some stash already to go!